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Faith Development: High School

Our High School Ministry exists to help our youth have a personal relationship with Jesus and feel God's power in their lives. We see this happen through connection: connecting students to God, their peers, and to mentors. Check out what's happening in the High School Ministry right now and find a place to connect!

You can find parent information here.

Youth Monthly Update - February 2019


EYC Schedule for 2019
February 24:
EYC
March 3:
EYC
March 10:
EYC ServeUS - On Campus, 3:00 - 5:30 PM
March 17:
EYC
March 24:
EYC
March 31:
EYC
April 7:
EYC
April 14:
EYC ServeUS - Off Campus, 3:00 - 5:30 PM
April 21:
NO EYC
April 28:
FINAL ON CAMPUS EYC
 
*Second Sundays will be Service oriented. Please note that these events will rotate being on campus and then off campus.*

NEW EYC Offering, ServeUS: Second Sundays, 3:00 - 5:30 PM
 
We are excited to be offering a new format for EYC on the second Sunday of each month beginning in January 2019. The second Sunday of the month will be Service oriented- we are calling this ServeUS. This offering is designed to provide opportunities for our youth to step out of their comfort zones, to invite and welcome all, fostering and growing new relationships, and to engrain in our youth the importance of service. It is through offering a wide variety of service opportunities we are seeking to teach our youth how to make service a part of their regular life. Please note that these events will rotate being on campus and then off campus:
ServeUS Food Packing Event: Sunday, March 10, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, All Saints Center
We will be packing the donations collected from the food drive. We will spend the afternoon assembling boxes, packing the food, and having some time for discussion and reflection. Proceeds collected will be donated to United Ministries food pantry.  We invite youth to bring in canned meats and other non-perishable food as part of this packing event. Please make sure all items are regular sized, not extra-large, and are not expired.
April 14, 2019: (OFF campus)
 

High School Short Term Mission Experience to Quito, Ecuador: July 8 - 18, 2019
Registration is closed

This short term mission experience to Quito, Ecuador is for youth currently in 9th – 12th grade.
We are seeking to provide opportunities for our youth to step out of their comfort zones, to invite and welcome all, fostering and growing new relationships, and to engrain in our youth the importance of service. It is through offering a wide variety of service opportunities we are seeking to teach our youth how to make service a part of their regular life.
Approximate Total Cost: $1,990.00
(Cost includes on ground cost of $1200 + airfare + $30/per person background check fee + $100 charter bus to/from airport)  (The airplane tickets will be purchased by December 2018 so we will have the exact cost before the January 6 payment.)  On ground cost includes lodging, in country transportation, food and international travel insurance.  Youth World uses a portion of the on ground cost to purchase supplies for our work projects, ministry funds and administration fees. Scholarships are available. Please do not hesitate to talk to Hannah or Kellie.
Payment Deadlines:
Sunday, April 7: ½ Deposit ($850)
Questions? Contact Hannah Flack.

Bena Dial Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors
Application Deadline: March 1
Every year the Bena Dial Scholarship is awarded to Senior’s as they are about to embark on their journey toward college.  It is given by the Episcopal Church Women to students who are a part of the Upper Diocese of South Carolina.  This scholarship recognizes individuals whom are involved in both the community and the church and whom have achieved academic excellence.  Find out more by clicking the link to the application. We hope that your youth will consider to apply for this Scholarship.

Happening #81: March 15 - 17: Camp Gravatt Conference Center, Aiken, SC
Happening #81 is for rising 10 - 12th grade youth. Happening is a weekend that allows youth to experience God and community more deeply during a weekend of discovery and reflection. Register online by February 25.

Shrove Tuesday dinner: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Youth get excited! We are going to help with the cooking, flipping, and serving of the pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.  We need youth to assist with decorating, cooking pancakes, and cleaning up. Sign up online. Questions? Contact Hannah Flack.

Episcopal youth are invited to apply to serve on the
2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) Planning Team!
Apply online by Sunday, March 17 at 5:00 PM EST
To be eligible for the Planning Team, youth applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9 – 11 and be a communicant in good standing in an Episcopal Church congregation.  All applicants must be available to travel unaccompanied on the following dates:
• October 3 - 6, 2019
• January 30 - February 2, 2020                            
• April 16-19, 2020
• July 5-11, 2020
All travel expenses are paid by the Office of Youth Ministries of the Episcopal Church. Planning Team members are charged with creating and implementing EYE from beginning to end. Team members must be mature in their faith and able to commit to the work and commitments necessary for the year-long process of developing an international event of this scale. Check out the video made from the EYE Event 2017!

Summer 2019 at Christ Church
Vacation Bible School: June 24 - 28, 9:00 AM - 12 noon, All Saints Center
Youth! We are looking for volunteers to serve with our annual Vacation Bible School at Christ Church. This year the theme is, "To Mars and Beyond." Youth will meet every morning at 8:45 AM for assignments, announcements, and a daily devotion. We are looking for youth to serve as classroom, art, gym, snack, and music helpers! Sign-up online. Once you have signed up online to serve with VBS you will receive a packet in the mail with more details in regard with how to indicate which area of VBS you would like to assist with. Questions? Contact Hannah Flack, 864.672.4157.

Art Camp: July 29 - August 2, 9:00 AM - 12 noon, All Saints Center
Youth! We are looking for volunteers to serve with our annual Art Camp at Christ Church. Art Camp will be held the week of July 29 - August 2 from 9:00 AM - 12 noon in the All Saints Center. Youth will meet every morning at 8:45 AM for assignments, announcements, and a daily devotion. We are looking for youth to serve in the art classrooms. Youth will also serve in the gym, assist with the daily snack, and with the music class! Sign-up online. Once you have signed up online to serve with Art Camp you will receive a packet in the mail with more details in regard to the schedule. Questions? Contact Hannah Flack, 864.672.4157.

Save the Date for our awesome retreats and summer opportunities in 2019!
April 5 - 7: Diocesan Middle School Retreat at Camp Gravatt, Aiken, SC
April 28 - 29: Diocesan 5th Grade Bridge Retreat at Camp Gravatt, Aiken, SC
June 16 - 21: Middle School Short Term Mission Experience to Chattanooga, TN
June 24 - 28: Vacation Bible School
July 29 - August 2: Art Camp

Boy Scouts
This is the traditional Scouting experience for young men. With more than 130 Merit Badges, from Archery and Art to Welding and Wilderness Survival, Scouting is the ultimate form of learning by doing. Boy Scouts explore their interests and improve their skills while working toward Scouting's highest rank: Eagle. By imagining, planning, then doing their own service projects, Boy Scouts learn the value of hard work and experience the thrill of seeing it pay off. Add in outdoor adventures, hiking, and camping, and Scouting gives boys all the experience they need to become men.

Troop 511 welcomes young men ages 11 - 17. We typically meet for an hour the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, plus one outdoor adventure each month. We also spend a week at summer camp.

Chris Garrett has stepped down as Scoutmaster after serving several years. For more information about scouting, please contact the new Scoutmaster Ben OHanlan at 864.238.3869. Register online here.

Parents

Can you help with EYC Dinner in 2019?
We are looking forward to resuming our weekly youth group Sunday evening programming on Sunday, January 6, 2019. We are looking for volunteers to help provide dinner for middle and high school youth on Sunday nights for EYC. Youth enjoy dinner from 6:00 - 6:30 PM in the All Saints Center lobby. We are looking for helpers to assist with set-up and clean up, picking up catering orders or bringing desserts. Sign up online by December 21.

Can you help with Sunday School breakfast in 2019?
We are looking for volunteers to help provide breakfast to our middle and high school youth from 9:15 - 9:30 AM in the All Saints Center. We are looking for helpers to assist with bringing in bagels, doughnuts, or other simple breakfast items. Sign up online. Questions? Contact Hannah Flack

Safeguarding God's People: Cavalier Training Center, 245 Cavalier Drive
Sunday, February 24, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 12 noon - 3:00 PM
Monday, April 7, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 25, 12:30 - 3:15 PM
Register Online